Kabul and the 5mln people who live there

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 19:59 | Category : Crumbs, Uncategorized
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I reckon it’s going be quite some time before Al Jazeera takes its Street Food series to Afghanistan ;-P So for the time being, this BBC report will have to do ;) I really hope that one day Kabul will be as safe as any other major city I’ve been to *sigh* (and I hope [...]

Mumbai’s Youth

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 19:22 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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This is a debate with young, middle class people living in Mumbai. It was recorded before 26/11. They touch upon a lot of things - religion, politics, economy and generally India’s future.

A Sex Strike

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 18:45 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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The women in Naples have vowed not to have sex with their husbands or boyfriends if they don’t stay away from dangerous illegal fireworks. It’s the first time I’ve heard of such a strike, but hey - if it works then great :)

“We not only saved the world, er, saved the banks…”

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 18:17 | Category : Crumbs, Uncategorized
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I’m not sure how I missed such a beautiful gaffe when it first happened (Gordon Brown is the author), but if you did too then you can check it out ;)

“This is your captain. Sorry… but I’m not qualified to land the plane”

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 18:09 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities
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Quite a strange story I would say (nobody was hurt if you’re wondering).

What Steve Jobs and Kim Jong-Il have in common

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 16:39 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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There are rumours that Steve Jobs (Apple CEO - who was, incidentally, no. 34 on the Newsweek power list that I wrote about recently) has some sort of serious health problems. While I hope the rumours do not turn out to be true, I cannot help but wonder why Apple has a history of hiding [...]

Why supporting a wider range of platforms is in the interest of the software industry

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 16:15 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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This is a very interesting way of looking at the problem. The author gives very strong reasons for why supporting Mac OS X and Linux (rather than just Windows) can give your sales a massive boost. They may consist only 5% of the market, but there are sound financial reasons not to ignore these platforms [...]

I love Keira Knightley (The Duchess reviewed)

The Duchess (UK/Italy/France/USA, 2008)
Seen: Monday, 29th December 2008 (cinema, pre-release screening)
Runtime: 110′
Polish Distributor: Best Film (9th January 2008)
Director: Saul Dibb
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper
Production House: Paramount Vantage, Pathé, BBC Films, BIM Distribuzione, Qwerty Films
Plot: The true (or, er… sort of true - it’s been meddled with a bit [...]

British Army Medical Personnel in Afghanistan

Monday, 29 December 2008, 14:57 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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This is a very nice audio report about the work of the British medical personnel in Afghanistan.

Internet and phone communication between Europe, the Middle East and Asia disrupted

Monday, 29 December 2008, 14:16 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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It’s a little freaky to think that something like this can happen so easily… Basically three of the four cables that run below the ocean between Europe, the Middle East and Asia have snapped.
Communication with the Middle East is already difficult in the present state and the disruption may bring massive losses to businesses, but [...]